"De Gelegentheyt van't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen...", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan
Subject: Middle East & Cyprus
Period: 1686 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.2 x 12.1 inches
46.2 x 30.7 cm
This Dutch Bible map covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel, Jonas & the whale, and the Garden of Eden. The map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - the creation of Adam & Eve, Paradise, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At bottom center is a large scene of the Ark. Dutch text on verso.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #131 GI.
A sharp impression, issued folding, with light toning along the edges of the sheet.